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Is your book club looking for good books to read? Check out a bundle of books from the SDHC Lending Library for a small fee.
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The 2018 South Dakota Humanities Council Program Catalog is available for download.
Want to book a speaker, check out a set of novels for your book club, or just find out more about our programs like the South Dakota Festival of Books and One Book South Dakota? Click the button below for your free copy.
Thank You For Your Support
Thank you for your continued support of the humanities in South Dakota.
In its comprehensive FY 2019 budget, the Trump administration requested that Congress appropriate approximately $42 million to the National Endowment for the Humanities for "the orderly closure of the agency." To read the NEH's statement, click here.
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South Dakota Humanities Council
The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:
The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein.